How we are supporting tomorrow’s directors

IoD West Midlands is a diverse region covering Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire, as well as the urban areas of Coventry, Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country. It comprises more than 1,100 directors and senior decision makers.

Businesses choose Coventry because of its central geographical position and transport links as well as the high calibre employees they can attract through the city’s two thriving universities, Coventry University and University of Warwick.

The IoD represents the best in training and education for directors. But we are not just about the directors of today, we aim to support future directors and ‘Build Better Directors for a Better World’.

As such we have established a strong collaborative relationship with Coventry University that includes a mentoring programme for its MBA students. Final year students on a business-related degree are matched individually with IoD members according to their chosen subjects, giving them the opportunity to benefit directly from the experience, knowledge and skills of individuals leading organisations and guiding business strategy in the region and beyond.

The mentoring – available as one to one, as well as group sessions – also focusses on employability and all-important ‘soft skills’ to enable success in the workplace.

Coventry offers wealth of local talent that will help businesses develop and realise their ambitions for growth.

The IoD holds that professional development is the cornerstone of good governance.

Those directors who invest in their skills are agile enough to pivot and innovate when required by the market, as evidenced during the challenging conditions caused by the pandemic.

The Institute’s professional development ranges from bitesize CPD sessions to three-day courses, all led by directors, for directors and designed to enhance your skills as a director, drive good governance and, of course, build your resilience so that you are equipped as a leader to face challenges with confidence. Have a look at our latest IoD open courses

Better directors for a better world

The IoD supports directors and business leaders across the UK and beyond to learn, network and build successful, responsible businesses.
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